In 2011 El Gran Gatsby opened its contemporary terraces facing the Mediterranean yacht-lined marina and introduced us to the avant-garde glass-enclosed dinning areas and chic multilevel lounges built around the stone tower: Torre de Puerto Banús. The panoramic views from the glass dining rooms and outdoor terraces overlooking the port are unrivalled; the cosmopolitan décor with white linen, taupe brocade, hardwood flooring, mocha wicker and a blue Mediterranean background are interrupted only by sailboat masts and glimpses of Sierra Blanca’s La Concha mountain. Yet it’s Michelin star chef Nandy Jubany, designer of Gatsby’s Mediterranean-style concept cuisine, who’s created a menu that positions El Gran Gatsby among the best restaurants in Puerto Banus.
La Sala Group is the leader in Costa del Sol trendy “where to be seen” beach clubs, nightclubs and elite restaurants in Puerto Banus Marbella. Three places: LA SALA Puerto Banus is a fashionable Costa del Sol Restaurant offering private dinning and live entertainment. SALA BEACH (formerly Buddha Beach) is one of the trendiest Puerto Banus nightclub and pool party venues in la Costa del Sol. AQUA MIST is an ultra-modern nightclub with state-of-the-art lightshows, a who’s-who guest list like the Oscars and a space so elaborate it has a Super VIP area with Jacuzzi. La Sala Group opened a fourth venue 3 kilometers from Banús in San Pedro de Alcántara called El Rincon de La Sala offering a Spanish-style atmosphere and cuisine.
Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, is a curious place: indulging itself in its gloomy past, the city can seem rather melancholic with its perpetual grey sky and frequent showers. Yet Edinburgh also has a very different side that lets people discover the fire in their hearts. Such a place is La Tasca – the award-winning Spanish restaurant in Scotland’s capital. Situated in the city centre close to Edinburgh castle, tourist attractions are a walking distance away. What could be better than warming up in La Tasca after a shopping spree with sexy music, delicious sangria and exquisite tapas? Apart from pampering its visitors with great food, the restaurant also offers weekly Latin dance nights in its Mediterranean interior. A perfect place for romancing!
It’s meaty & hearty (and often cheesy) at Salchicheria Tio Joe on Amigó 18, the Barcelona restaurant that specializes in deluxe homemade sausages & juicy gourmet burgers. Their sausages, made with Iberian ham, venison & wild boar, are prepared daily with fresh herbs, and stuffed with veal, cheese or “escalibada” – a typical Catalan blend of roast eggplant, peppers, onions & tomatoes. Tio Joe serves traditionally crafted products (not mass-produced Frankfurts), artisan breads baked with thyme, sun-dried tomatoes, green peppers & olives, and chunky hand-cut chips (fritas) as well as sausage skewers (brocheta). Choose a sausage, add a cheese (manchego, roquefort, camembert, brie), select the bread, then top with pickles, egg, ham, tomatoes or caramelized onions.